Camaro Fuel Systems:The stock Camaro fuel tank is too small for high horsepower engines when used for driving for long distances. Racing fuel cells are typically too small for street driving. We show an installation for a Fuel Safe bladder lined, foam filled racing fuel cell for the third generation Camaro which supports the needs of both racer and street driver. The tank increases capacity to 24 gallons and improves crash safety. The tank is a custom design for the 1982-1992 Camaro and installs in the stock fuel tank location.
The nylon reinforced bladder lining offers puncture protection to the fuel tank. The foam is designed to reduce the movement of the fuel. In the event of an explosion, the foam reduces the air volume in the cell. If the fuel cell does ignite internally, the foam absorbs the expansion and the energy of the explosion. According to Fuel Safe, the cell must be filled with at least 80% foam to perform effectively and the foam only requires 3% of your tank capacity.
Note that all tanks should be grounded to avoid a static sparks. The movement of fuel in the tank and through the hose will generate a static build-up.
I used a GM submersible Corvette fuel pump (#25116279), in tank fuel strainer (#25055458) and pressure regulator (#10185094) provided with the GM/3rd Gen Camaro ZZ3 engine swap kit. See the CamaroTech ZZ3 third gen installation.
|Aircraft Rubber MFG., Inc
Fuel Safe Cell Div.
[Catalog: see page 18]
Part # SA114
1806 Redondo Cr.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
24 gallon tank
Camaro Fuel Bladder and Aluminum tank for a third generation Camaro. (Weight: 25.35 lbs. - without top plate, sender, etc. Stock tank weight without pump, sender and top plate: 21.4 lbs)
Fuel tank support strut:
Note: The kit comes with a spacer to lower the support strut to allow for the extra size of the tank. I found it necessary to cut the support strut (and reinforce) due to the incorrect location of the valley in the tank. Attach with 3 bolts of M10-1.5x30mm.
Heat shield:The stock GM fuel tank installation used a heat shield to isolate the tank from the muffler/exhaust system. I chose to bend this shield so that it was included in this installation.
Fuel Pump:This project was part of the Chevrolet ZZ3 engine swap for the Gen 3 Camaro. This GM kit included a submersible Corvette electric fuel pump.
|AEM Performance Electronics:
Machined from 6061 Alumninum, double Viton O-ring seals, 7 micron filter, 12 gpm@ 45 PSI.
Uses replacable filter cartriges.
Digital brushless fuel pump and digital regulator. Fuel regulator communicates with fuel pump digitally to avoid over-pumping and unnecessarily circulating and heating fuel.
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- Fuel Pumps:
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- Edelbrock: Mechanical, electric, submersible, regulators
- FuelLab: digital fuel pump and regulator
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- MagnaFuel: electric pumps (for Carbureted and EFI engines), regulators and filters
- Mallory: Mechanical, electric in-line, and in-tank, fuel rail EFI, regulators, fuel lines, fuel gauges, fittings, filters
- Paxton: pumps, regulators, filters, FCU, ...
- Fuel Lines and fittings:
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- Eaton: Aeroquip: stainless steel braided racing hose, fittings (AN and metric), crimping tools, aluminum fittings, ...
- Spectre: hose and sleeve kits, filters
- Holley: Earl's: braided stainless steel hose and fittings
- Classic Tube
- Godman Hi-Performance - fuel line components, fuel specific gravity measurement kits, adapters, etc
- Fire Suppression:
- Enderle: carb linkage
- Lokar: carb linkage
- FRAM: filters
- Auto Meter: Fuel Gauges
- Stewart Warner: Fuel Gauges
- VDO: Fuel Gauges, automotive electronics
- AEM Performance Electronics: High volume fuel filters, fuel rails, pressure regulators, water and methanol injection systems, gauges, sensors, fuel/ignition controllers, data loggers